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#81 – Take a pottery class

After trying unsuccessfully to get into the Gardiner Museum’s drop-in clay class, we sent out a distress call to my aunt and uncle.  My uncle is an artist and a retired art teacher, and my aunt is a writer, a retired teacher and an artist as well, so in our art-related crisis, they were my first call in the hopes they might know someone who could help us out.  They did us one better by offering to teach us themselves, so we went over yesterday for a fun morning of playing with clay (followed by a delicious lunch!).  We learned how to make a pinch pot, a coil pot, slab pieces, and all about slip and scoring.

Thank you to Rob and Jill for having us over, teaching us and for lunch!  It was a lovely day.

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#54 – Frame and hang all the art in the apartment

We had collected a fair amount of art in 2012; from prints I’d bought on Etsy & Society 6, art that we had been given by my grandparents when they downsized, to hipster embroidery from my sister-in-law.  It had all been sitting in our closets, so I’ve spent some time finding frames and places to hang everything, as well as update some of the photos on our photo wall.  The print we bought back in September was the last hold-out, but it is officially all up.

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#92 – Go to a local art show

We checked out the Outdoor Art Show at Trinity Bellwoods this past weekend; part of the Queen West Art Crawl.  There were so many great local artists, we had a great time wandering through the park exploring everything on offer.  

We especially liked Robert Rat Prints, Paddles by W. Bruce Smith and Patrick Lajoie Photography (bottom photo).  

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Details: The Queen West Art Crawl website can be found here.

 

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#16 – Go to an art gallery

Two of our of nearest and dearest got hitched this weekend and their reception was at the Cooper Cole Art Gallery.   A very big congrats to the lovebirds Jamie and Sara, we are so happy to have celebrated with you!

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Details: Cooper Cole is located at 1161 Dundas Street West, just west of Ossington at Dundas.  Information about current exhibits can be found here.

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